The EJ Whitten Foundation honours the legacy of EJ “Mr Football” who died after a long and public battle with Prostate Cancer. EJ was the first man of his era to give a voice to Prostate Cancer Awareness.
Since its inception in 1995, the EJ Whitten Foundation has raised over $7 million dollars for Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness.
We thank all our sponsors, partners and supporters for assisting us to find a cure for Prostate Cancer. The legendary EJ would be proud of our efforts.
The Objectives of the E.J Whitten Foundation are:
Increase awareness of prostate cancer:
We aim to raise awareness of prostate cancer, through our numerous campaigns and events. An increase of awareness will hopefully result in regular testing and early detection.
Promote Early Detection:
As there are no symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer, we strongly believe it is vital for a man to begin regular testing for the disease at the age of 50, or from the age of 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer.
Raise Funds for research in to the Disease:
The Foundation hosts a variety of events each year, both in Victoria and interstate. At every event, funds are raised for research in to the disease.